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and medicaid doctors have been able to get as much as $64,000 to switch to electronic medical records. one san francisco company has seen its business grow thanks to the change in how doctors keep track of their patients. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: uptown, downtown and everywhere in between, nurse practitioner denis tarrant is always on the go. he's the founder of manhattan house calls. seeing patients in their homes is his business. >> let's see how your blood pressure is doing today. >> reporter: tarrant uses technology from practice fusion. the transition from paper files to electronic records hasn't just lightened his briefcase. >> it has helped me to organize my data more succinctly. it allows to give me more patient time instead of flipping through paper time and at the end of the day the patient really benefits from having the e.m.r. >> reporter: across the country adoption of electronic medical records by doctors and hospitals has surged over the past three years. the 2009 economic recovery act pays up to $64,000, for doctors who adopt and use new technology to maintain patien
joins us from san francisco. gary, are these kind of self-employment gains sustainable, do you think? >> we do think, tom. we're seeing a pretty significant growth. nce200 ave se the hours worked on our platform, about 26 million hours. it is like off-line work, but they're being done online. we think they're sustainable. >> tom: from an employee's perspective, i guess i should say a free lance pe perspective? >> they're telling us they're getting access to jobs they can't find in their local geography. first and foremost, it is finding the work and the freedom and the flexibility work onhe jobsof teir choosing at the time they want, and, of course, at the rates of their choosing as well. really it is about freedom and boundless opportunities for these workers to get jobs they won't normally have access to. >> the downside, no possibility of medical benefits, no retirement, 401k, no paid vacation side. that's a real downside, though. >> well, you know, we surveyed these workers and they came back and told us -- 87% of them said they prefer working this way. despite the fact they may
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